Michigan State vs. St. John's - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (2-1) at Michigan State Spartans (2-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: AXS TV
The Michigan State Spartans and St John's Red Storm meet Wednesday night in college basketball action at the Imperial Arena.
The Michigan State Spartans look for their third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 72.2 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 16 points and three assists while Eron Harris is averaging 14.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Nick Ward is the third double-digit scorer and Matt McQuaid is dishing 2.8 assists. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 54.1 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Michigan State Spartans have lost three straight neutral site games.
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The St John's Red Storm look for a statement victory after a 2-1 start to the season. The St John's Red Storm are averaging 87.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Marcus LoVett is averaging 24.3 points and 5.3 assists while Shamorie Ponds is averaging 17.3 points and seven rebounds. Bashir Ahmed is the third double-digit scorer and Yankuba Sima is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The St John's Red Storm are shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The St John's Red Storm are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game. The St John's Red Storm have lost four of their last five neutral site games.
The Spartans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Red Storm last 6 overall and the under is 5-2 in Spartans last 7 overall.
The St. John's Red Storm showed their potential after outplaying Minnesota on the road and somhow losing down the stretch. Still, you saw some promise in this St. John's squad. Michigan State is super talented but hasn't put it together yet and nearly lost to Florida Gulf Coast. The Red Storm should be able to hang around in this contest. Give me the points.